Awards & Recognition

March 16, 2018

115th Annual Meeting: A Night of Celebration of Service

The 115th Annual Meeting of the Athens Area Chamber of Commerce was held on Thursday March 8, 2018 at 5:00 PM at the Classic Center. In […]
May 5, 2016

Caterpillar’s Athens Plant Wins State Manufacturer Award

The Athens Banner-Herald reported on Sunday that Caterpillar’s Athens plant has been named Georgia’s large manufacturer of the year! The award was announced by Governer Nathan Deal at the Governer Awards Luncheon on April 21st. From the ABH report: “’Caterpillar is honored to be recognized by Governor Deal of the great state of Georgia as large manufacturer of the year,’ said Todd Henry, head of operations at the Caterpillar facility in Athens. ‘From our first meeting with the state economic development team and subsequent meetings with leaders from Athens-Clarke County, Oconee County, Athens Technical College and Georgia Quick Start, we...

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March 3, 2016

25 Chamber Members Recognized as “Athens Favorites” by Flagpole

We’d like to congratulate the 25 Athens Chamber Members who made the annual 2016 Athens Favorites Contest List! Each year, Flagpole Magazine hosts a vigorous contest that keeps Athens businesses on their toes as they compete for a spot on the “Athens Favorite’s Contest” list. The contest is divided into seven sections: “Restaurants”, “Bars”, “Retail”, “Music”, “Pets and Kids”, “Services”, and “Stuff Around Town”. Within each section, there are even more in-depth categories that contain an individual winner and runner-up that fit into that classification. Flagpole’s readers are responsible for voting and selecting the businesses who are rewarded and recognized...

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October 1, 2015

Call for Nominations: 2016 ATHENA Award

Nominations are now being accepted for the 2016 ATHENA Award, presented annually to celebrate the accomplishments of female leaders in the Athens area. The ATHENA Award is presented annually to an individual who has been nominated for embodying the highest level of professional excellence in her business or profession, dedicating time and energy to better the quality of life for others in the community, and helping women reach their full potential. Last year’s ATHENA Award recipient was Andree Terry, owner of Andree’s Essential Soaps. Nominees will be recognized at the Athena Luncheon, hosted by the Women in Business Council on...

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September 15, 2015

Become a Small Business Rock Star!

The Georgia Department of Economic Development and the Georgia Economic Developers Association is again planning to recognize small business owners of note across the state. Past winners include Athens-based TSAV, which was recognized for its work to fill a niche in the education marketplace not being served by its competitors, among other accolades. The Small Business Rock Stars program is accepting nominations until September 30. If you have fewer than 100 employees, are a Georgia-based, for-profit company and have been assisted by either your local or state economic development team, you’re eligible! Nominate yourself or another great Georgia small business....

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